I am looking for an abbreviation for delimiter word (meaning separator). It is quite long to write and I would like to shorten it (e.g. in the programming code, like variable names).
What is the abbreviation for delimiter word?
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There isn't a formal abbreviation (EDIT: according to Joe Blow, dlm is commonly used in programming contexts). Using del wouldn't work because that might be taken as an abbreviation for delete. I assume you're talking about using the word in code comments - you could say deli or deli., but I'd avoid it. Clarity in code comments is (generally speaking) more important than the handful of bytes you'll be saving (depends on your situation).